Ministers Ross and Griffin welcome publication of 2017 Sports Capital Programme (SCP) Review

Wednesday 18 April 2018

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s review of the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) was published on the Department’s website today.

The SCP is the primary means of providing Government funding to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. It aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to the development of sports and physical recreation facilities. Over €60m was allocated to sports clubs and organisations under the 2017 round of the programme.

Statement of support to Team Ireland at Winter Olympics 2018 Mr. Shane Ross, TD, Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism

“On the opening of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, we would like to send our best wishes to Team Ireland’s representatives in  Korea over the next three weeks.

“This XXIII Olympic Winter Games offers our five representatives the opportunity to create history by becoming the first medallist this country has produced in a winter sport.

Ministers Ross and Griffin call on MMA Leadership to safeguard the wellbeing of fighters

Friday 09 February 2018

The Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, have called on those in leadership positions within the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) community in Ireland, to introduce, as speedily as possible, best-practice safety and governance standards.

Noting the recommendations of the Coroners’ Court in the inquest into the death of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho, Minister Ross stated:


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